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to the middle east. >>> mitt romney was the big winner on super tuesday. but the victory does not mean he's got the nomination locked down. he narrowly won over rick santorum in ohio, which is the crown jewel of super tuesday. nbc bay area's brian moar joins us live from washington. he may have real weakness when it comes to the most conservative voters. >> reporter: absolutely, laura. ohio really pointed this out in stark relief. romney is the front-runner, no doubt about that. but he's still trying to convince conservatives that he's a winner. and the storyline that we've seen all along is that romney is really, really struggling to win over the core conservatives in the party, the people that rick santorum is doing best with. santorum came very close to toppling mitt romney in this all-important battleground state. romney did win six states on super tuesday. but santorum picked up three. most notably, tennessee. that points to a problem with -- with romney not being able to catch fire with those conservatives in the south. if you can't win the south, you can't win the white house. speaking o
a sketch candidate for the future. >> the reaction coming after a romney adviser compared his campaign to the toy, saying romney would reset his campaign after the nomination to redraw himself as a moderate. romney is behehind santorum by double digits in louisiana one day before that primary. >>> being caught in the middle of the political battle, creating big business for the makers of etch a sketch, that's how the world works. they soared to 9.65, the company sending out a box of etch a sketches to each campaign saying thanks for the publicity. >>> coming up, surprise announcement at a school assembly. why the principal says hugging is no longer allowed on campus. >>> are you ready for mega millions? $290 million. a whole lot of people in san lorenzo are, and they're going to what's considered a lucky store coming up in a live report. >>> another update on breaking news, a live look at the scene where five people were found dead inside a san francisco home. stay with us. we're back in two tes. honey...? [ mom ] yes. honey, i can't find my internet cord. oh, i'll borrow hailey's. you
scooter. one of those attacks left three soldiers dead. >>> now to decision 2012. mitt romney scored another win over the weekend as the candidates prepare for tomorrow's primary in illinois, and it is a big one. illinois has more delegates than any other state so far this year except georgia. over the weekend, mitt romney took all 20 delegates in puerto rico's primary. he is the clear leader in the illinois polls. meantime, it is an uphill battle for rick santorum because he is not on the ballots in all illinois districts. still, he is making a monumental prediction. >> with a huge, surprise win. i guarantee, i guarantee that we will win this nomination. >> newt gingrich and ron paul are also in the illinois ballots, but gingrich admits the illinois primary would largely be a contest between romney and santorum. >>> sagging sales forcing chevy to halt production of its electric car. general motors says it will shut down assembly lines on the volt today, keeping them closed five weeks to reduce inventory. gm had been very aggressive setting target goals of selling 60,000 volts this y
're watching from the romney camp today? >> the president wants to debt ba debate about war and how the gop is talking about it. it's a reminder that the biggest issue has not yet happened edee >>> good morning. i'm laura garcia-cannon in for jon kelley this morning. >> i'm marla tellez. we're joining you a little bit late because of the president's special report, you may have just seen. he's spoke on a long list of subjects clag special mortgage relief program to help some. and touched on tensions of israel and iran. there's more at nbcbayarea.com and nightly news. >>> the rest of the news, today fallout from protesting around the world. video of campus police spraying face of protesters at uc davis during what looked like a peaceful protest last november seen by millions on youtube. officers insist that protest was not as peaceful as it appeared. today their union trying to block a report outlying what happen. nbc bay area's christie smith joins us live from the superior courthouse in oakland. good morning, christie. >> reporter: good morning. a special report on that pepper spray incid
. republican front runner mitt romney spending tuesday morning surrounded by supporters in stockton, california. romney's motorcade pulled up hours ago for a fund-raiser breakfast, hosted by alex spanos. outside, several protesters lined up with their very own handmade etchposters. it was part of a two day fund-raising trip. next headed to irvine and los angeles where he is scheduled to appear on "the tonight show" with jay leno. rick santorum is also making appearances in the bay area this week. the event at alamo home of mark time thursday evening. >>> president obama going on the record to clear up controversial statements picked up by a hot microphone. >> first of all, mike's on? because arms control is extraordinarily complex. the only way it gets done if you can consult, build a strong basis of understanding, both between countries as well as within countries. >> that comment was yesterday after mr. obama was caught on tape telling the russian president he would have more flexibility to deal with those issues after the election. opponents jumping over this saying the president was banking
for the update. >>> decision 2012. mitt romney is gaining ground in ohio but tomorrow's primary's still too close to call. this morning the ex-massachusetts governor and rival rick santorum are making their last push in the critical battleground state before super tuesday voting starts tomorrow. rick santorum started off at a christian school? southwest ohio and romney at a metal processing plant in canton. several states are voting tomorrow including tennessee, georgia, idaho and romney's home state of massachusetts but no republican has ever won the presidency without winning ohio. >>> this morning state law makes are jumping into the fray over a letter signed by several state lawmakers and assembly men calling for an audit of pension costs for three fiscal years. lawmakers will debate the audit wednesday. the scrutiny comes after a report by our investigative unit which shows mayor reid inflated the estimate by hundreds of millions of dollars allegedly to strengthen his argument in negotiations with city unions. this morning, a state assemblyman told us whatever is learned from the audit could
in both states with mitt romney working hard to win over that conservative base. he's currently the gop front-runner but he is trailing newt gingrich with southern voters. gingrich desperately needing a win in the south to keep his presidential hopes alive. all three top candidates do have something in common, when in rome they do as the romans do. >> i'm looking forward to going out and hunting with you. >> i feel relatively at home here. in fact, this morning when i had grits i thought it was a normal thing to do. >> i don't think anyone is going to vote because they actually had hunters or they like cheese grits or they -- i don't think that really matters to most voters in the south. >> sucking hard on that swizzle stick trying to get as much air as we can in to keep ourselves alive and we've been doing it. >> it comes down to swizzle sticks and the recent gas surge in prices. president obama taking a hit in popularity because of gas. polls show republicans believe romney has the best chance to beat him in november elections. >>> closer to home, a business boost is in the works for
is no conservative and too closy with labor unions. santorum's blasting mitt romney for saying he doesn't support employers opting out of the contraceptive coverage. republicans decided not to the split them evenly, but to give romney more. >>> syria's most besieged city has the help of the red cross. an aid convoy reached the snow-covered city of homs this morning. its main objective, get much-needed food and medical supplies to those injured by weeks of shelling by government forces. amateur video claims to show the ongoing violence there. the united nations estimates more than 7500 people have been killed since the uprising by the assad regime. which began a year ago. >>> two french journalist whose survived the attacks in homs and escaped have arrived back in france. this convoy of suvs, believed to be carrying the two, was spotted driving last night after the pair smuggled across a lebanese/syrian border. >>> well, just four days after a high school shooting rampage leaves three students dead, chardon high school in ohio is back in session. police hooand as a precautionar measure as students
romney needs a decisive win in illinois to solidify himself as frontrunner. if he loses or barely wins, that could lead to the first big fight at the republican convention in three decades. rick santorum facing that uphill battle, and latest polls show romney up by nine points. the key issue in the race, turning out to be the unemployment rate after santorum commented he doesn't care what the rate is. and that led to a little back pedaling. >> i don't care what the unemployment rate is going to be. doesn't matter to me. my campaign doesn't hinge on unemployment rates. >> i do care about the unemployment rate. it does bother me. i want to get people back to work. >> all about gamesmanship. 54 delegates up for grabs in illinois. >>> latest round of words with friends may not have to end when boarding a plane. the faa is looking at rules banning personal electronics on plains during taxi, takeoff and landing, according to "the new york times" which also reports any rule change would not include cell or smart phones. but the agency will explore testing e-readers, tablets and other gadgets.
that stopped by briefly to take a couple of shots at mitt romney and his massachusetts healthcare plan which of course santorum compared to the president's plan which is under fire today and for the next couple days. live at the supreme court in washington, i am brian moore, nbc bay area news. >>> now to the latest in decision 2012. republican presidential frontrunner mitt romney is in the bay area. he will spend two days in california attending private fund-raisers. one of those events later today in redwood city. tickets start at about $1,000 a piece. his rival, rick santorum, is expected to visit the bay area this week for a fund-raiser thursday in alamo. >>> a rave with a dangerous, deadly pass returning to the bay area. pop 2012 being held at the oracle arena saturday. expected to draw 12,000 people. promoters say yes, they are committed to safety, working closely with police. lawmakers have been trying to ban this ee vept and others like it since 2010 when two died after taking the drug ecstasy at a cal palace event. police also made 70 drug arrests. >>> a woman accused of embezzling m
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